Growing Young is a CBFNC initiative in partnership with Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). Based on the research findings of FYI and its subsequent book, CBFNC is committed to helping churches better welcome and engage young people ages 15-29 and beyond.

Over the past “five” years, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has taken our groundbreaking research from Growing Young and journeyed with over 500 diverse congregations to help them grow young in their context. We have helped these congregations engage younger generations in ways that breathe life and vitality into the whole church through six essential strategies.  Through CBF Regional Growing Young Cohort, the FYI team will journey with you and help you focus on what’s most essential in helping young people discover and love your church.

Join us for the 2022 Cohort!

In partnership with Fuller Youth Institute, a participating church will discover their own gifts for ministry with young people and work toward a transformation plan that will include contextual strategies for a cultural shift within the church.

The 12-month cohort will include three digital summits, online webinars, personalized coaching sessions, a church-wide assessment, and interactive peer learning, plus CBF specific webinars and access to new digital content. Cost is $2,000 per church. Registration deadline is November 30, 2021 with the first webinar on January 20, 2022. Email Andy Jung for registration and scholarship information at

Click HERE to access the CBF Growing Young Cohort Fact Sheet.

Registration deadline is November 30, 2021.

Growing Young Alumni

  • Ardmore, Winston-Salem
  • First, Burnsville
  • First, Goldsboro
  • First, Lexington
  • First, Marion
  • First, Mt. Airy
  • First, New Bern
  • First, Statesville
  • Forest Hills, Raleigh
  • Hillsong, Chapel Hill
  • Lakeside, Rocky Mount
  • Macedonia, Raleigh
  • New Hope, Raleigh
  • Oakmont, Greenville
  • St. John’s, Raleigh
  • The Memorial, Greenville
  • Trinity, Raleigh
  • Westwood, Cary

Voices from NC Churches

“The Growing Young Cohort created space for our church  to ask needed questions and sit with the questions long enough to avoid cliche, pat answers and instead  push deeper into answers that addressed the present reality of the church. As we dove deeper into the present reality, we were able to see that the changes we needed to consider were deeper as well.”

– Randy Carter,
Pastor of New Hope Baptist,
Raleigh, NC

“Growing Young has allowed us to see the giftedness  and value of all generations.  In working through the  Growing Young cohort we saw that connecting generations together benefitted both older and younger generations, and in doing so, brought more energy and vitality to the church. Growing Young moved us into being more intentional to  share leadership and gave us an eagerness to tell stories.”

– Dane Martin,
Minister of Students, Ardmore
Baptist, Winston-Salem, NC

For more information about Growing Young, please visit their website.

If you are interested finding out more information about Growing Young, please contact Andy Jung at

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